The Pros and Cons of Windows 10
There are some very nice improvements for Windows 10, including a customizable start experience and refreshed icons and graphics. Cortana, Microsoft’s new digital assistant helps find information on both the Internet and your PC. “She” can also control Music Player, prepare an email or track a package. Microsoft Edge is a next generation web browser that also assists Cortana in finding information on the web. Modern apps can now be windowed and used just like desktop apps. These applications can also work on your mobile phone and XBOX One. The XBOX app can stream live games to a PC or tablet. There is quick access to PC settings and centralized management of notifications. Task View manages applications using multiple desktops. Users can edit, prepare documents and spreadsheets with touch optimized Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and PowerPoint. There is also something called Continuum Mode, which easily helps you decide if your laptop or tablet will work better for you in different instances.
There are, however, some features that will be lost when you upgrade to Windows 10. Windows 7 desktop upgrades, as well as Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts Games will also be removed. Watching DVDs requires separate playback software. If you have Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Windows 8 or 8.1 Pro, Windows Media Center will be removed. This may be the biggest con for Media Center users. Windows 7 will continue to be supported through January 2020 and Windows 8 through 2023, so if this is a huge issue for you, you may not want to upgrade to 10.